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Mike Carr


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Mike Carr is widely respected as one of Australian Country's most consequential songwriters & performers. He is a two-time ARIA winner and dual Golden Guitar winner with a career spanning 30 years in the Australian music industry.

Following success songwriting for Adam Brand (his song The Anzac won Heritage Song of the Year at the 2003 Golden Guitar Awards) Mike was signed to Compass Bros Music and released his debut album in 2003, gaining two golden guitar nominations for the song Up on his Shoulders, one being for Apra Song of the Year.


Over the next decade Mike would go on to write songs for Melinda Schneider (the song Real People winning another Golden Guitar for Apra Song of the Year in 2004) Adam Harvey, Mcalister Kemp, Graeme Connors, The Wolfe Bros, Kaylee Bell and many more including Adam Brand’s Get Loud, Milestones & Party Downunder - Brand's most streamed song. He also wrote music for various movie & television projects and later created the comedy character 'Buddy Goode', releasing six albums on ABC/Universal Music, two winning ARIA awards and one receiving an ARIA nomination for Best Comedy Album. Mike’s alter ego also won him Best Comedian at the 38th annual MO AWARDS in 2014. 


In 2016, Mike formed The Outlaws with Adam Brand, Travis Collins, Drew Mcallister & Matt Cornell. Hailed as Australian Country’s new 'supergroup', the band toured extensively and released the highest selling country album of the year.

After years of collaborations, 2022 sees the return of Mike Carr on his own terms with the release of his single Haircut in February, his first solo release in 15 years...something he has wanted to do for a very long time.

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